Quote Originally Posted by GreyFocus View Post
thats what im saying, treadware numbers seem like made up numbers now a days. Tires being "called out" like you say doesnt seem to happen much, unless im wrong

so my point being is that conti COULD make the compound similar to a race compound and just put whatever rating they want on it. Explains the curiously strong lateral grip
They have to be 'called out' on a manufacturing level, not by an individual buyer - i'd imagine unless there was a lawsuit. - but this is for DOT approval and NOT treadwear numbers.

Treadwear numbers are to give buyers an idea of tread life. I highly doubt the Conti3 is 'similar to a race compound'. While its performance is impressive, I dont think it's as fast as a AD08 or StarSpec.